Spring Treats

• 05 March 2008

A few days of 50+ degree weather and I'm feelin' Spring in the air. What better way to celebrate than by making (and consuming) cupcakes.

First, I made these vanilla cupcakes with a passionfruit buttercream I pretty much made up as I went. I loved the competition between flavors on this cupcake. I baked the cupcakes in these pretty little cups I bought last year from here. Afterwards, I placed one cupcake in a little Chinese takeout box, attached an initialed tag, and then dropped off the little packages on nearby doorsteps. What gal couldn't use a cupcake at the end of the day? I know I could use one...or two...or a dozen. Locally, you can buy fantastic containers/boxes for this kind of thing at Xpedx on 33rd and State.

I gathered momentum and a week later decided to make some Magnolia Bakery cupcakes--the vanilla vanilla to be precise. I preferred this recipe slightly over the above recipe. The Magnolia vanilla buttercream frosting recipe was excellent but I opted to include too little powdered sugar. Next time I'll follow the recipe a little closer and I'm sure the result will be a more firm buttercream--just like the ones at Magnolia.


5 comments:

Laurie said...

I love buttercream. What a nice treat!

KJ said...

Oh how I miss xpedx!

Erin said...

I love using takeout boxes for the packaging of goodies and since becoming more popular there are some cute choices out there.

petit elefant said...

Mmmm...you're making me hungry!

kelli said...

wow. I wish I were your neighbor. I need to start making cupcakes. they're such a perfect treat.

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